Birth Day by Bernie Jordan

You are here now, at last.
Your smallness fills me,
each breath touches me,
I watch every move you make.
 
We lie awake, aware,
Looking, hearing, feeling.
You are here with
fists clutching, curled yet reaching
 
reaching me, bringing
me into your world with
the gaze of your eyes.
 
Yes, love was your beginning
love will sustain your life.
 
I want to touch your newness,
be here for you forever
be renewed in you.